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Monday, Aug 07, 2017

Paulie Malignaggi Says Conor McGregor’s “Arrogance” is Preveting “Progress” in Boxing

Paulie Malignaggi (photo via Twitter / @PaulMalignaggi)

By FCF Staff

Days removed from Paulie Malignaggi’s announcement that he’s no longer part of Conor McGregor’s training camp, the retired boxer continues to criticize the UFC champ.

Malignaggi was hired by McGregor’s team to help him prepare for his August 26th, boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather. Last week, Malignaggi reported he was leaving McGregor’s camp, however, after his team posted a picture which alluded to the latter scoring a knockdown. Malignaggi said he was pushed to the mat, and also cited additional issues with McGregor’s team, which he said he will discuss in the future.

Recently the New York fighter appeared on Fox 5’s Sports Xtr, and Malignaggi had this to say about McGregor, in terms of his boxing abilities (quote via MMA Fighting):

“My problem with Conor is his arrogance,” said Malignaggi.

“His arrogance is to the point where he can’t progress. He can’t learn. He just wants a bunch of yes men around him.

“He doesn’t want to be told that he’s doing something wrong. He doesn’t want to be told that he needs to make progress, so that he needs to change certain things.

In the aforementioned interview, Malignaggi also accused McGregor of being cheap and not treating his sparring partners well.

McGregor has never competed in a professional boxing match, while Mayweather will be looking to move his pro record to 50-0 on August 26th.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:31 am
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